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Discover the power of flexibility with Vantedge Search. We understand the dynamic nature of today’s business landscape and the importance of contingent search talent acquisition. Our executive recruitment process is designed to provide you with top-tier talent, exactly when you need it.

Our Contingent Search services are outcome-based, meaning we are rewarded only when our clients are completely satisfied with our work. This model allows us to fully align our goals with yours, ensuring a symbiotic partnership that is both productive and mutually beneficial.

As a leading contingency search firm, we have an extensive database and industry expertise in executive headhunting. We are poised to fill your critical leadership roles swiftly and efficiently, mitigating costs and maximizing efficiency.

Trust Vantedge Search to deliver the right executive talent at the right time.

Roles We've Filled

We have successfully filled a diverse range of executive roles in organizations across various industries. Our Executive Contingent Search service expertise spans from C-suite positions to key leadership roles. Here are some of the significant roles we’ve filled: 

  1. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    We've helped organizations find visionary CEOs who can set strategic direction and drive business growth.

  2. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

    We’ve placed CMOs who excel in brand development, market research, and creating marketing strategies that drive customer engagement and sales.

  3. Head of Business Development

    We've placed Heads of Business Development who excel in identifying growth opportunities and building strategic partnerships to drive business expansion.

  4. Head of Sales

    We've sourced Heads of Sales who can lead and manage all sales operations and implement strategies to grow market share.

  1. Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

    We've sourced CCOs who excel in developing and implementing commercial strategies, ensuring company growth and profitability.

  2. Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

    We've found CSOs who can define and implement strategic initiatives that align with business goals and drive long-term growth.

  3. Vice President – Product Management

    We've placed VPs of Product Management who oversee the development of innovative products, driving the company's product vision and strategy.

  4. Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis

    We've helped companies find VPs of Financial Planning and Analysis who can provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization.

These are just a few examples of the roles we’ve filled for our clients. Our services are adaptable to any industry and any level of seniority. As a dedicated contingency search firm, we are committed to finding the right leaders for your organization, no matter how specific or challenging your requirements may be.

Why Choose Vantedge Search for your Contingent Search needs?

Selecting the right partner in contingent executive search is crucial to achieve success. At Vantedge Search, we believe our approach sets us apart:

Flexible Expertise and Experience

Flexible Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in the industry, we've developed a deep understanding of the market and the skills required for various roles. Our team has successfully filled numerous positions across a wide range of industries, demonstrating our adaptability and efficiency.

Personalized Approach

Customized Approach

We understand that every organization has unique needs. That's why we take the time to understand your business, culture, and specific requirements. This allows us to find professionals who not only have the right skills but also align with your company's values and vision.



We recognize the sensitive and confidential nature of contingent search and are committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. We handle all information, discussions, and searches with discretion to protect the interests of both clients and candidates.

Global Reach

Global Reach

Our extensive global network spans various industries and regions, providing us access to a vast and diverse pool of talent resources worldwide. No matter where you're located or what market you're in, we can find the highly skilled professionals who will drive your business forward effectively.

Proven Methodology

Proven Methodology

Our contingent executive services are thorough, efficient, and proven to deliver results. We use a combination of traditional methods and innovative technologies to identify, assess, and attract top talent.

Commitment to Diversity

Commitment to Diversity

We are firmly committed to promoting diversity & inclusion in the workplace. We believe that diverse teams bring a wide range of perspectives, which drives innovation and improves decision-making.

Long-Term Partnership

Long-Term Partnership

We view our clients as valued and strategic partners, and we're deeply committed to their long-term success. This is precisely why many of our clients choose to collaborate with us again and again.

With Vantedge Search, you’re not just hiring a service; you’re gaining a partner committed to finding the professionals who will shape the future of your organization. Contact us today to learn more about our Contingent Search services.

Our Contingent Search Process

We begin with understanding your unique needs. We take the time to learn about your organization, its culture, and the specific requirements of the role you’re looking to fill. This step is crucial in ensuring we find the right fit for your team.


Client Briefing and Requirement Profiling

Once we have a clear understanding of your needs, we develop a tailored contingent search strategy. This includes identifying the skills and experience required for the role, as well as the best channels to source potential candidates.


Candidate Sourcing

With a strategy in place, we begin sourcing candidates. Our extensive network and database allow us to reach a wide pool of talent. We also use innovative sourcing techniques to find passive candidates who may not be actively looking for a new role but are a perfect fit for your organization.


Candidate Screening and Assessment

All potential candidates undergo a rigorous screening and assessment process. This includes reviewing their qualifications, conducting initial interviews, and assessing their fit with your organization's culture. Only the most suitable candidates are presented to you for consideration.


Client Interview and Selection

We coordinate the interview process between you and the selected candidates. We also provide you with comprehensive candidate profiles to help you make an informed decision. Once you've selected a candidate, we assist with the negotiation and onboarding process.


Post-Placement Follow-up

Our job doesn't end when a candidate is placed. We conduct a thorough post-placement follow-up to ensure both you and the candidate are satisfied with the transition. We're always here to provide ongoing support and address any concerns you may have.

Trust Vantedge Search to deliver a seamless and effective contingent search process. Contact us today to source the right leadership talent for your organization.

Contingent Executive Search Across Diverse Industries​

At Vantedge Search, our contingent executive search expertise isn’t just limited to roles—it extends across a multitude of industries. Our seasoned recruiters understand the intricacies and leadership dynamics unique to each sector. This deep industry insight ensures that we identify and place top-tier executives who not only fit the role but also align seamlessly with the industry’s ethos and challenges.

Professional and IT Services

Find leaders who can drive strategy, growth, and client satisfaction in the Professional & IT Services sector, delivering value and innovative solutions to clients.

Healthcare and Lifesciences

Attract leaders who navigate the complexities of the Healthcare & Lifesciences industry, driving patient-centric care, research innovation, and operational efficiency.

Banking and Financial Services

Find leaders who can navigate the financial landscape, driving fiscal strategy, risk management, and customer-centric services in the Banking & Financial Services sector.

Technology Media and Communications

Secure, visionary dynamic leaders who passionately drive innovation, growth, and transformation in the rapidly evolving Technology, Media & Communications sector.

Consumer Markets

Attract leaders who understand consumer behavior, market trends, digital engagement, brand loyalty, and can drive robust growth in competitive Consumer Markets.


Hire leaders who understand the complexities of the Insurance industry, driving risk management, customer service, regulatory compliance, and strategic growth.

industrial services

Secure leaders who drive operational efficiency, innovation, sustainability, workforce development, and strategic growth in the Industrial sector.

Business Functions We Support

Vantedge Search’s contingent executive search consultants have developed in-depth knowledge and hiring expertise, specializing in various domains and functions. This helps them understand the nuances in leadership needs and objectives of a specific sector, allowing them to serve our clients with bespoke solutions and advisory.  

Hire HR leaders who can shape your organization's culture, drive talent strategy, and enhance employee engagement.

Secure IT leaders who can navigate the complexities of technology, driving IT strategy and innovation in your organization.

Attract leaders who can drive your sales and marketing strategies, creating brand value, enhancing visibility, and accelerating business growth.

Find finance, accounting, and risk leaders who can navigate financial complexities, drive fiscal strategy, and manage risk effectively.

Harness digital transformation with leaders driving innovation in the e-commerce space.

Attract leaders who can optimize your procurement and supply chain operations, driving efficiency and value across your organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is contingent search?

It involves finding and recruiting individuals for various roles in an organization. As an experienced contingent search agency, Vantedge Search specializes in identifying and attracting exceptional professionals who can contribute to your organization's success.

2. How does contingent search differ from retained search?

In a contingent search, we are only paid if the client hires a candidate we present. This type of search is often used for various positions across different levels in an organization. In contrast, retained search, where we work exclusively for the client company and are paid a retainer fee upfront, is typically used for board and CXO-level positions.

3. What industries and functions do you specialize in?

We have extensive experience in a wide range of industries including Technology, Media & Communications, Professional & IT Services, Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, Consumer Markets, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Industrial. We also specialize in various functions such as Digital, Analytics & e-Commerce, Information Technology, Sales & Marketing, Human Resourcess, Finance, Accounting & Risk, and Procurement & Supply Chain.

4. How does Vantedge Search ensure the confidentiality of the contingent search process?

We recognize the sensitive nature of the service and are committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. We handle all information, discussions, and searches with discretion to protect the interests of both clients and candidates.

5. What makes Vantedge's Contingent Search process unique?

Our methodology is thorough and efficient. We use a combination of traditional methods and innovative candidate sourcing technologies to identify, assess, and attract top talent.

6. How long does the contingent search process take?

The duration of the process can vary depending on the complexity of the role, the level of the position, and the specific requirements of the client. However, we strive to conduct our searches as efficiently as possible while ensuring we find the best fit for each role.

7. What is your approach to diversity and inclusion in contingent search?

At Vantedge Search, we are committed to promoting diversity in the workplace. We believe that diverse teams bring a range of perspectives, which can drive innovation and improve decision-making. We strive to present diverse candidate shortlists and work with clients who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

8. How do you assess potential candidates?

We conduct a thorough assessment of each potential candidate. This includes evaluating their skills, experience, and cultural fit with your organization. We also conduct personal interviews and reference checks as part of our comprehensive assessment process.

9. What happens if a placement doesn't work out?

We stand by the quality of our placements and offer a guarantee period. If a placed candidate leaves or is terminated during the guarantee period, we will conduct a new search for the same position at no additional cost.

10. How do you keep us updated during the process?

Transparency and regular communication are key to effective contingent search services. We provide regular updates throughout the search process, keeping you informed of our progress, any challenges encountered, and next steps.

11. How do you source candidates for contingent roles?

We leverage a variety of resources to source candidates. This includes our extensive network, industry contacts, targeted outreach, and advanced search techniques. We also conduct thorough research to identify potential candidates who may not be actively looking but could be a great fit for the role.

12. Why should I choose Vantedge as a contingency search agency?

Vantedge Search is committed to delivering results and ensuring client satisfaction. Our expertise, personalized approach, and commitment to diversity make us a trusted partner for your contingent search needs.

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Ready to find the leaders who will shape the future of your organization? We’re here to help. At Vantedge Search, we’re committed to providing personalized, efficient, and successful contingent search services. Whether you’re looking to fill a C-suite position or seeking leadership for a specific function, our team is ready to assist. 

Contact us today and let’s start the conversation about your leadership needs.